Quisling Orders Arrest of All Jewish Men in Norway; Evicts Women and Children
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Quisling Orders Arrest of All Jewish Men in Norway; Evicts Women and Children

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All Jewish men in Norway, between the ages of 14 and 75, are now being arrested by order of the Quisling government, according to reports reaching here today from Oslo.

At the same time Jewish families are being evicted from their homes as a result of the decree issued by the Quisling government last week confiscating the property of all Jews in Norway.

The round-up of the entire Jewish male population is being conducted in cooperation with the Gestapo, under the supervision of the Quisling commissar Landgraff who was transferred from Trondhejm to Oslo for the express purpose of directing the mass-arrests of the Jews.


In Oslo, alone, more than 200 Jewish men are reported to have been arrested in one day. They included children of fourteen years as well as aged Jews. The arrested persons are all sent to a concentration camp at Grini from where, it is feared, they will be deported to Nazi-held eastern territory.

Confiscation of Jewish property in Norway is condemned in an editorial in today’s issue of the Swedish newspaper Vestmanlands Lans Tidning. “Though the actions of the Nazi rulers should no longer cause surprise,” the editorial says, “one is astounded that such a thing could happen in Norway. That such things took place in Germany we know. There the Nazi regime practiced the robbery of Jewish property and the murder of Jews on a large scale, but it was hoped that the shame such actions signify in the eyes of all right-minded persons would be spared the people of Norway.

“There are always moral dregs in every community, and it is in this stratum that such measures find support. It is a deep social misfortune when the ‘rulers’ of a country seek their support from the worst instincts inherent in a very small portion of the population,” the Swedish newspaper writes.

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